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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

Sr. Strategic Commodity Manager (Pneumatics, Filters, Bellows)

Date: Nov 28, 2020

Location: Livermore, CA, US, 94551

Req ID: 141062

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Together we move the Atoms that move the World:

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.


Requisition # 141062

This position is part of the Global Supplier Management (GSM) organization. In this position, you, as a strategic commodity manager, play a vital role in the Mechatronics and automation supply chain commodity.  You will have the opportunity to work across different functional organizations to lead and manage strategies, align the supply chain to technical roadmaps, capacity, delivery, cost, contracts and business continuity risks.

The Sr. Strategic Commodity Manager selected should be a result-driven, self-starter possessing strong interpersonal skills with a strong focus on supporting customers.  This individual should also possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, to adapt to changing priorities and to work independently in a close-knit team setting.

Job Responsibilities
  • Individual actively participates in various cross functional teams as the representative for the Mechatronics Commodity.
  • Leads the Mechatronics cross functional team made up of Supplier Quality, Operations, Procurement with Product Group participation.
  • Architects Multi-year vision and strategy for the commodity that addresses technology, capacity, global footprint, delivery and quality needs at the lowest landed cost.
  • Manages project plans to meet strategic objectives associated with the vision and strategy.
  • Ensures availability of materials in the supply chain as scheduled, and the maintenance of inventory at minimum acceptable levels to meet lead time and flexibility initiatives.
  • Responsible for sourcing decisions that balances capacity requirements across Lam’s suppliers that takes into consideration suppliers’ overall performance.
  • Coordinates with finance/accounting on matters involving inventory, cost savings and cash flow management.
  • Ensure adequate capacity to support current and future demand requirements with the supply base.
  • Own, manage and create commodity and supplier business continuity risk management plans. 
  • Manages several global and domestic suppliers in the Mechatronics space that support multiple product lines across Lam Research.
  • Negotiate, maintain and administer various agreements such as global purchase and inventory contracts.
  • Align strategies, recovery plans, operational issues and projects across multiple functional organizations including manufacturing, customer service and product groups.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s in industrial or mechanical engineering or Business with concentration in Supplier Management
  • Proficient in MS applications such as excel (macros, pivot tables, vlookup, etc..), power point, Kinaxis Rapid response, Power BI, SAP
  • Ten+ years industry experience in Semiconductor or technology centered business. Experience the design, operational experience associated with precision integration, automation or mechatronics products.
  • Proven ability to gain partnerships and excel working and leading in a cross-functional environment with new product introduction, manufacturing, quality and reliability engineers as well as procurement, finance, and product support
  • Effective communication and presentation skills across multiple organization.
  • May require up to 15~25% travel




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